Storms damage Bainsford buildings

by Rebecca Garrett

Wild storms with winds up to 100mph have caused disruptions in Bainsford.

Tuesday’s extreme weather caused structural damage to buildings, whilst bin collections were suspended.

The Building Standards Unit has been responding to numerous reports of damaged and dangerous buildings, in order to inspect them and instruct works to make them as safe as possible. 

Due to the volume of calls being received about storm damage, the council are currently only carrying out work to ensure public safety.

A council spokesperson said: “Our immediate focus was to ensure public safety and undertake temporary measures to protect the properties and ensure they remained habitable

“The focus now is on permanent repair and remedial work to the damaged properties.

“Given the number of properties affected, staff will be diverted from other areas of work to undertake these priority repairs.”

Thankfully, the bin collection service has resumed however as the service is working a day in arrears this week (beginning Monday, January 2), collections intended for Monday will be carried out first, with Tuesday collections following on.

Brown bin collections are suspended to enable trade and domestic collections to be carried out.

Recycling centres are open as normal.

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